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Renting a house in Ubud, and some other stuff

For practicing yoga in Bali, we have been advised to stay in or near Ubud. There are several operators of yoga studios there, and we are looking into them to see where to spend our time. Being one place for a month is nice, as you get to know the local scene in a more intimate way. Still, living in a hotel is not preferable so we are looking to rent a house in Ubud. We have come across several sites on the net that seems decent, and gets good rating. Like www.airbnb.com and Tripadvisor.  But are there any other sites we should know about? Do you have any tips in that regard, please let us know in the comments below.

Another thing that is tricky is deciding how far from Ubud center we are gonna stay. Are we to stay close, as in walking distance from the yoga place we choose? Or should we get out in the “wilderness” and go for waking in the rice fields, with sounds of birds and local chicken, in stead of smelling exhausts and hearing honking of car horns? As for now, we are playing with the idea of getting a little distance from Ubud, and rent at scooter og motorcycle there. I guess the traffic there (as I can remember it from 2010) is OK, and not as chaotic as it was in Kuta area.

This is just some of the thing we are talking about these days. Buying the ticket, as we posted last, really made it all so real. Suddenly there is a need for “stepping up the game”, and to get things done. So not to stay in July with to many tasks at hand before take off. I guess we will still have enough stress the last few weeks before departure. So I guess there will be several more post in the near future. Where I will evaluate local storage units in the Oslo area, selling of some of the electronics from the house that do not get better in storage, wardrobe walk through to get rid of stuff that should not take up place in the first place, and never should be stored away. And we will also put the house up for rent. Which I guess will be big thing in itself.

To next time. Be safe, be good and be true!



Tickets purchased! Bali here we come!

It is official!
We have now purchased our first tickets 🙂 We leave Oslo on Friday 1. August at 16:10. The plane takes us Oslo-Doha, Doha-Singapore and finally Singapore-Bali. We arrive in Bali Saturday 2. August at 19:00. We are now looking for a nice beach hotel where we can chill down for a week or so. Do you know of a nice place? Let us know in a comment below.

Thanks to Ingrid Bertheussen, Travel Advisor | Around the World Specialist, at Kilroy for very good help and lots of inspiring websites to look into. This so exciting!

Tickets to Bali bought at KILROY in Oslo.

Tickets to Bali bought at KILROY in Oslo.